Ben Simpson: Looking to the next 21 years in financial advice

'The last 21 years has seen meaningful improvement in professional standards'

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Over the next 21 years, Ben Simpson hopes to see financial planners take their place as the ‘lead' professional advisers to individuals and families. Here he explains his thinking...

As regular readers will know, Professional Adviser recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of its 2001 launch.  It is difficult to imagine its journalists ever being short of content throughout those years, after all, it has been a period of marked change in regulation and technology, let alone pension, tax and product rules.  Those years have been punctuated by economic, political, and social events of worldwide significance. For financial planners,  it has also been an unrelenting period of rising regulatory and professional standards. Though not without their challenges, the corre...

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